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Make Blush Pop On Dark Skin Tones: Here's How

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    Recently, something occurred to us while we were trolling for the best celebrity beauty looks (we do that sometimes). We realized that some of our favorite darker-skinned stars, such as Lupita Nyong'o and Orange Is The New Black's Danielle Brooks, have been rocking the heck out of some bright blush shades. We love how these beautiful women use the right color of rouge to enhance their skin tones, and to bring out their amazing bone structure to boot.

    So, we decided that a very serious makeup investigation was in order — they happen around these parts, more often than you'd think — and reached out to celebrity makeup-artist extraordinaire Merrell Hollis, who gave us the lowdown on how to make blush seriously pop. Read on to snag all of Hollis' best tips, and scope the most vibrant, bring-down-the-house shades that you need to try ASAP.


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